Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2001:January:05 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2001/1/5-6 [Computer/SW/Languages/C_Cplusplus, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:20236 Activity:low
1/4     Any suggestion on where to find open source implementations of
        Chinese input methods for English keyboards (free or not)?  Thanks.
        \_ for what o/s?
           \_ No, I need an implementation so that I can port it to my OS.
        \_ emacs 20 -pld
           \_ Got it, thanks.  But I need source code in C.
        \_ has a way to let you register asian language
           characters with English keyboards--maybe ask them?  -John
        \_ On a related note.  Is there such features as spell checking,
           grammar and thesaurus in MS Word Chinese version?
2001/1/5 [Recreation/Dating] UID:20237 Activity:nil
1/4     Why aren't there any good sex/dating flames? No single guys want
        to find a date anymore?
        \_ We're too busy formatting the motd
2001/1/5 [Computer/Rants, Reference/RealEstate] UID:20238 Activity:very high
1/3     At what temperature do you set your heater?  After last month's $140
        PG&E bill, I lowered mine to 63 degrees and wear two sweatshirts around
        the house.
        \_ 78.  $200 bill.
        \_ 40
        \_ Wear a wool cap. You lose a lot of heat from your head.
           \_ spare us a lot of suffering, and just wear a bag over your head.
        \_ Somewhere in the 70's. Just pay the $200 bills, geek boy.
                \_ Issues of responsibility go beyond fiscal prudence.  -tom
        \_ buy fluorescent energy saving lightbulbs, they'll save u $$
        \_ just turn off your heater entirely, that's more efficient than
           leaving it slightly on.
           \_ Indeed.  My southern exposure apt is finally pleasant for once.
       \_ Who uses a heater?  Our apartment is heated by the four computers
           and various assorted other electronic devices.
       \_ 13 dollar electircity bill and a toasty warm apartment.  Love
          that central heating.
        \_ $36 for electricity plus gas.  Living in a house in Fremont,
           central gas heater turned off, even the pilot light.  Just wore a
           coat and closed all windows.
        \_ If you can move the water heater and the cloth dryer to inside the
           house or at least re-direct the exhause pipes to pass through the
           living space befoing going to the outside, the leaked heat should
           warm up the house somewhat.  But that's quite a bit of work to
           do and I didn't do it.  Plus you have to reverse it in summer.
           --- yuen
           \_ That's a really bright idea.  The walls will be nice and damp
              as an added bonus...
                 \- just have your utilities billed to your employer in
                 return for working from home. --psb
2001/1/5 [Politics/Domestic/President/Clinton] UID:20239 Activity:nil
1/3     The clinton Justice Department using the IRS to punish clinton foes
        Nixon-style?  How can this be?  More VWRC noise from the evil and
        ill informed Fox 'news'.
        \_ You meant to say VRWC.
                \_ Don't bring facts into this.  I'm feeling conservative
                   \_ didn't this read "I'm feeling liberal" a short while ago?
2001/1/5 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:20240 Activity:nil
1/3     If I ssh from machine foo to machine bar and sshd is trojaned on bar,
        then they cant get my passphrase because it is sent encrypted, right?
        But if I login with my password, can they get that?
        \_ your "passphrase" never leaves your machine, because that's
           supposed to decrypt your local ssh ID key.
           Your "password" is encrypted to hand over to sshd.
           So sshd gets to see your login password for machine bar.
           It also gets to see anything ELSE you type that goes to
           machine bar.
2001/1/5 [Uncategorized] UID:20241 Activity:nil
1/4     Are there any good liberal/socialist countries left ?
        \_ Some Scandinavian ones maybe?
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